Johnny Was (2005)
Johnny Was (2005) -* * *1\2
Directed By: Mark Hammond
Starring: Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Lennox Lewis, Roger Daltrey and Eriq La Salle
Johnny Was is an excellent thriller with a twist.
Johnny Doyle (Jones) is trying to live the straight and narrow. He lives in a flat between a Rasta DJ named Ras (Lewis) and Julius (La Salle), a psycho drug dealer. Then out of nowhere, Johnny's old partner in crime Flynn (Bergin) shows up. The cops are after Flynn, and Johnny lets him stay in his house. But there are tensions between Flynn and Julius.
What's really good about this movie is the acting. Vinnie Jones is perfect as the title character. Eriq La Salle almost steals the movie... In a good way. The title makes sense, and the ending is very different. The movie has a mixture of styles that work.
Johnny Was is one of the most entertaining movies of the year, and I highly recommend it.
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